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2018 Be Local Awards : Vote for these featured Encompassing Energy Leader Award Nominees through Sunday!

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Arts & Culture

Stephanie Hrehirchuk

Local author and writing coach with a passion for environmentalism

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Eclipse Sustainability Projects

Harness the power of the sun

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Living Locally

Bullfrog Power recognizes thinking green with Encompassing Energy Leader

October 15, 2018

Bullfrog Power has been working in tandem with REAP since the beginning. This year, Bullfrog is once again presenting the award for Encompassing Energy Leader as part of REAP’s annual Be Local Awards, presented by First Calgary Financial.

“It’s another way to support REAP and a lot of the REAP businesses, recognizing that these organizations have chosen to go above and beyond, taking voluntary action to reduce their environmental impact and help create a cleaner, healthier world,” says Chris Hudson, Bullfrog Power Sales Manager.

This year’s nominees for Encompassing Energy Leader are:


Eclipse Sustainability Projects for its commitment to harnessing the power of the sun to heat and illuminate homes, businesses, and communities in and around Calgary.
Stephanie Hrehirchuk for her commitment to encouraging children to become environmental stewards through her books, as well as planting a tree with every physical copy sold.


More than 300 businesses choose Bullfrog’s green energy in Alberta, many of which are REAP businesses. Chris believes it’s important for Bullfrog to represent local organizations because “they can play a significant role in changing our energy landscape and fighting climate change.”

“Our whole mandate as a company and our reason for existence is to advance renewable energy,” he explains. “With the support of our customers, we’re able to help grow renewable energy in Canada, which includes providing support to smaller, community-based projects.”

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Click the above links to vote for your favourite Encompassing Energy Leader Award nominee before the window closes Sunday at 11:59 p.m. MST!
Watch this video to learn more about how choosing Bullfrog Power’s green energy for your business works.
Check out Bullfrog Power's offerings for electricity, natural gas, and fuel. Receive a discount on green power with Bullfrog when you use code "REAP" at checkout.
Stay tuned for the official unveiling of the 2018 Be Local Award winners on November 14th as presented by First Calgary Financial, including the winner of this year’s Encompassing Energy Leader Award, as determined by Bullfrog Power. Share your vote on social media using the hashtag #BelocalYYC and tagging @reapcalgary for a chance to win a ticket!

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Did you know?

71% of Albertans are happiest when they have meaningful work

Featured Event

DIY Strategic Planning for Calgary Social Profits

Oct. 23, 2018 - Oct. 23, 2018

#300 - 718 8 Ave SW
Calgary

Who is this for?
This workshop is for Executive Directors, Senior Leaders, Board Presidents/Chairs, and Board members of nonprofits in Calgary that wish to strengthen relationships within their teams, and produce a concrete, yet flexible road map that clearly lays out the direction and the priorities of their organization.

It’s also for busy people who are looking to make a smart investment in their organization’s future and impact. If you’re looking to make a greater impact, be more secure in your funding strategies, and perhaps gain an extra 15-30 minutes of solid sleep a night, this might just be worth your time.


What is it?
This is a robust and fun session that provides you with practical and time-tested tools to facilitate a strategic planning session in-house with your stakeholders (staff, board, volunteers etc.). By attending, you will learn techniques to:

* Easily gain insight and ideas around the strengths, challenges your organization faces
* Gain a clear understanding of the impact your organization has on its clients/patrons
* Quickly and easily review your organization’s Vision and Mission (or easily write stronger, accurate ones!)
* Identify the Key Action Areas your organization should tackle
* Build effective S.M.A.R.T. Key Action Areas goals

You will also receive a digital goody-bag that contains a copy of all of the slides, and a copy of our 16-page “The Best Client Impact Model You’ll Use This Year” which has step-by-step instructions on how to figure out the impact your organization has on its clients the Human Elements way.


Networking & Lunch
Networking is built-in to the process, as how often are you in a room full of your peers? While trading war stories with new friends you also get to enjoy a fantastic lunch catered by EthniCity Catering, a non-profit social enterprise of the Centre for Newcomers, providing Canadian work experience and training to immigrants in their transition to Canada.

Note: Please contact the Organizer with any dietary concerns.


Goody-Bags
Each participant will receive a digital goody-bag prior to the workshop, with all slides and handouts used in the session. For environmental reasons, no physical copies will be available at the session, but participants are free to print and bring their own copies.


Money-Back Guarantee
As with all of our Human Elements U sessions, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee if you attend and are not satisfied with your event. No hassles, no questions asked.


Tickets: $149 (Early Bird - Until Oct 1), $179 (Regular)

To purchase tickets and find out more information: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/diy-strategic-planning-for-calgary-social-profits-tickets-50366119419
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Did you know?

REAP businesses have donated 630+ trees to create 8 Community Orchards since 2013